In a 1930 building designed by architects Jean Ginsberg and François Heep, this apartment needed to be optimized. Reinterpreted by architect Baptiste Legué, the space now boasts a modernist cachet.

Objective

Restore the radiance of a 1930s apartment by bringing in light and circulation.

Line of conduct

Creating a soft, luminous atmosphere was the common thread running through this renovation. Inviting light into every room to highlight mineral materials such as terrazzo and waxed concrete.

Implementation

The transformation of the apartment was radical: all partitions were removed, leaving only the structural elements in place. The floors underwent a complete overhaul to accommodate a mix of terrazzo and carpet. A set of furniture was carefully custom-designed and discreetly integrated into the existing environment. This approach re-established simple volumes and perfectly harmonized the apartment’s overall aesthetic.

A modernist setting that plays on contrasts.

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MUETTE-NORD

A district of the 16th arrondissement of Paris, the Muette Nord district stretches from west to east on the edge of the Bois de Boulogne by the lower lake until it opens onto the Seine at the Pont d'Iéna.

Privileged and family-friendly, Muette Nord is one of the most popular areas of the capital. Life is pleasant there with the best schools, opulent buildings and mansions, green spaces like the vast Ranelagh garden, but also local shops.

On the cultural side, we are delighted with the permanent collection and the temporary exhibitions of the imposing Musée de l’Homme in the neo-classical style, those of the National Maritime Museum, but also with the most intimate collections of the Musée Marmottan Monet in the he former château de la Muette and the Clémenceau museum in the latter’s apartment, dedicated to his life and work. A veritable institution of the district, the famous family brasserie La Rotonde sits at the corner of Chaussée de la Muette. Revamped in 2022 by the New York firm Roman and Williams, and winner of the National Design Award, the decor pays homage to the timeless elegance of Parisian brasseries. The district also hosts the town hall of the 16th arrondissement.

A peaceful neighborhood rich in discoveries

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AUTEUIL-NORD

The Auteuil-Nord district has been a holiday destination for parisians for many years, nestling between the Seine and the Bois de Boulogne.

A quiet part of the 16th arrondissement, the district can be discovered through its flowery lanes, its provincial-style houses and its sumptuous, well-hidden 20th century villas. Home to the famous secret Villa Montmorency on a hillock, the district remains the parisian jewel case for lovers of beautiful private mansions. The Le Corbusier foundation, which is housed in the superb Jeanneret house, the private mansions signed by Mallet Stevens or the Castel Béranger by Hector Guimard are the symbols of the modernist architecture of the district.

Close to the Bois de Boulogne, the district leads to beautiful green escapades, taking advantage of the many outdoor leisure activities offered by the wood. For a complete change of scenery, don’t miss the Serres d’Auteuil garden, which features a collection of rare plants with a tropical feel.

An island of tranquillity, family and privileged.

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PORTE-DAUPHINE

Located on the edge of the Bois de Boulogne, the elegant Porte Dauphine district is representative of the Haussmann style.

Located close to the Place de l’Etoile, Passy and the Trocadero, the Porte Dauphine district is designed with wide avenues and offers a calm and peaceful setting. Facing the Bois de Boulogne, the neighborhood has a beautiful vegetation where it is good to walk, and includes the very tree-lined Avenue Foch.

The architecture is prestigious, with a majority of Haussmann-style buildings built to meet the demands of the bourgeoisie in the 1850s. There are also many private streets, individual houses and private mansions, celebrating the high standing of this prized neighborhood.

With its many cafés, restaurants and chic boutiques, Place de Mexico and Place Victor Hugo are bustling with people both during the week and on weekends.

Family strolls, cultural activities and Haussmannian architecture make this very chic 16th district shine.

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CHAILLOT

Located between the Porte Dauphine and the Place de l'Étoile, the Chaillot district is a place of culture and history.

Marked by its Haussmannian spirit, the Chaillot district is characterized by its wide avenues, its beautiful buildings and its private mansions. It concentrates a large number of places of interest founded on the occasion of the 1937 Universal Exhibition such as the Palais de Tokyo, striking by its classical and modern style.

Crossed by the Trocadero gardens, the district offers an unobstructed view of the Iron Lady, emblematic figure of the capital. In its center, the Warsaw Fountain and its grandiose shows at any time of the day amaze tourists and residents.

Installed in the Palais Chaillot, the Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine tells the story of several centuries of urban planning, allowing visitors to read and discover the most beautiful buildings in France.

Rich in culture and majestic in architecture, the Chaillot district is attractive and pleasant to live in.

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Érigé en 1934 sur huit niveaux, l’immeuble de l’avenue de Versailles est l’un des édifices les plus emblématiques de Jean Ginsberg, qu’il construit avec son associé François Heep.
Immeuble d’habitation de standing en béton armé revêtu de pierre, il constitue une réinterprétation de l’immeuble en rotonde parisien.
Représenté avec deux façades presque inversées, son architecture joue de la courbe et de la contre-courbe. D’un côté, la façade est massive et pleine, arborant des fenêtres horizontales corbuséennes, et de l’autre, aérienne et largement évidée grâce aux balcons filants à chacun des étages.
Comme pivot des deux façades, la rotonde d’angle cylindrique est lisse et alterne lignes horizontales de pierre et de verre.
Une dynamique de formes très moderne.

Jean Ginsberg

Architecte moderniste français, Jean Ginsberg s’est fait connaître par une série d’immeubles d’habitation, de luxe, parisiens pour la plupart, où se lit un exceptionnel savoir-faire en matière de construction, de distribution, de confort et d’animation plastique. Chacun de ses immeubles constitue un remarquable morceau d’architecture. Jean Ginsberg s’inscrit directement dans l’esthétique tracée par ses aînés, Le Corbusier, Robert Mallet-Stevens, ou encore André Lurçat.
André Bloc dira de lui « qu’en dépit de tous les obstacles, Jean Ginsberg a défendu avec énergie la continuité de son intention créatrice ».

Érigé en 1934 sur huit niveaux, l’immeuble de l’avenue de Versailles est l’un des édifices les plus emblématiques de Jean Ginsberg, qu’il construit avec son associé François Heep.
Immeuble d’habitation de standing en béton armé revêtu de pierre, il constitue une réinterprétation de l’immeuble en rotonde parisien.
Représenté avec deux façades presque inversées, son architecture joue de la courbe et de la contre-courbe. D’un côté, la façade est massive et pleine, arborant des fenêtres horizontales corbuséennes, et de l’autre, aérienne et largement évidée grâce aux balcons filants à chacun des étages.
Comme pivot des deux façades, la rotonde d’angle cylindrique est lisse et alterne lignes horizontales de pierre et de verre.
Une dynamique de formes très moderne.

Jean Ginsberg

Architecte moderniste français, Jean Ginsberg s’est fait connaître par une série d’immeubles d’habitation, de luxe, parisiens pour la plupart, où se lit un exceptionnel savoir-faire en matière de construction, de distribution, de confort et d’animation plastique. Chacun de ses immeubles constitue un remarquable morceau d’architecture. Jean Ginsberg s’inscrit directement dans l’esthétique tracée par ses aînés, Le Corbusier, Robert Mallet-Stevens, ou encore André Lurçat.
André Bloc dira de lui « qu’en dépit de tous les obstacles, Jean Ginsberg a défendu avec énergie la continuité de son intention créatrice ».